Nov 22, 2013

No Bake Date Snowballs

  •     1¼ cups chopped pitted dates
  •     ¼ cup honey
  •     ¼ cup orange juice
  •     2 tbsp unsalted butter
  •     1/8 tsp cinnamon
  •     pinch salt
  •     2½ cups crisp rice cereal
  •     ½ cup toasted sesame seeds

  1. Combine dates, honey, orange juice, butter, cinnamon and salt in a small pot over medium heat. 
  2. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring, for 5 min or until mixture is thick and shiny and reduced to just more than 1 cup. 
  3. Scrape into a bowl, add rice cereal and stir until fully combined.
  4. Place bowl in the refrigerator for 30 min or until cooled to room temperature.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out bite-sized balls (about the size of a cherry).
  6. Put sesame seeds in a shallow bowl and roll balls in them to coat. 
  7. Chill in the refrigerator until completely firm.

Nutrition (per Serving)
calories    42
protein    1 g
carbohydrates    8 g
fat    1 g
fibre    1 g
iron    0 mg
sodium    20 mg

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